The New Jersey Wine & Chocolate Trail Weekends embrace Valentine’s Day and take place on both February 10 – 12 and February 17 – 19, 2023. Both weekends offer an opportunity to enjoy fine wine, artisan chocolate, music and more.
Wineries throughout the state have created a program of events and activities perfect for sharing – stroll the vineyards while holding hands and a glass of wine, enjoy a wine flight, savor chocolate and wine pairings by a fire pit, relax to live music and more as you enjoy New Jersey wine in the vines. Click here for a list of New Jersey wineries and to learn more about the 2023 Holiday Wine Trail events.
“Wine, chocolate and someone you love – it’s the perfect pairing, and the perfect way to start or continue your journey through New Jersey Wine Country – no passport required! Of course wine enthusiasts and savvy travelers can always use the GSWGA mobile app and Passport Program to plan their travels, record their experiences and even win a free trip to a romantic wine destination,” said Devon Perry, Executive Director Garden State Wine Growers Association.
With over 60 wineries and vineyards in four distinct American Viticultural Areas, there’s a New Jersey winery within less than an hour’s drive. The four American Viticultural Areas (AVA) are the Warren Hills AVA, the Cape May Peninsula AVA, the Central Delaware Valley AVA and the Outer Coastal Plain AVA. Vineyards across New Jersey grow more than 80 grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, Albarino and Chardonnay. New Jersey’s wineries also produce a wide array of fruit wines, and New Jersey is one of the top producers of wine in the country.